This is a great pie filling, or you can use it as a sauce over cheesecake, white cake, or soda cracker dessert. Filling is ready to be used right away or can be canned for later use.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 quarts
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and lemon juice to a boil in a large pot; stir in serviceberries. Return mixture to a boil.

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  • Whisk sugar and cornstarch together in a bowl. Stir sugar mixture into berries; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is clear, about 3 minutes.

  • Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack pie filling into hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above tops of jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

  • Remove jars from stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Editor's Note:

Saskatoon berries may be called serviceberries in some markets.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 41g 13% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 2.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2014
Very good classic saskatoon pie filling. I changed the number of servings from 24 to 8 because I only wanted to make one 9 inch pie. It was the perfect amount with a couple of tablespoons left over to top 2 yr old Grand Daughters vanilla ice cream. Grand Daughter loved it. Mom and dad thought the pie was awesome and I can apparently make another one sooner than latter. I enjoyed it on toast and aged cheddar cheese. I would definitely make this again and pass the recipe along. Thanks so much as Saskatoon recipes are hard to come by just like the berries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2014
Very good classic saskatoon pie filling. I changed the number of servings from 24 to 8 because I only wanted to make one 9 inch pie. It was the perfect amount with a couple of tablespoons left over to top 2 yr old Grand Daughters vanilla ice cream. Grand Daughter loved it. Mom and dad thought the pie was awesome and I can apparently make another one sooner than latter. I enjoyed it on toast and aged cheddar cheese. I would definitely make this again and pass the recipe along. Thanks so much as Saskatoon recipes are hard to come by just like the berries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2017
Not too sweet and easy to do! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2016
I adjusted the ingredients for one pie. It was delicious. I will cut back on the sugar by 1/4 C. I found it quite sweet. I used a frozen pie shell. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2018
I couldn't f8nd 12 cups of service berries so I used Saskatoon berries and it worked Read More